What is hatha Yoga?

The type of Hatha Yoga we teach is based on the Ghosh lineage, the same tradition of yoga that gave us Bikram Yoga. Hatha Yoga uses simple therapeutic exercises to mobilize and strengthen every are of the body, from the eyes down to the toes, including the internal organs and systems. It uses postures (asanas) to bring grace and control to the body and stillness to the mind. It uses breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation to reduce stress and anxiety. It is characterized by its use of stillness during and immediately following yoga postures. This system of tension and release emphasizes relaxation between periods of effort. This is different from many modern styles of yoga that incorporate Sun Salutes between postures and link postures together.